RSC’s new status means they can conduct crucial research, from exploring the role of immersive technologies in performance, to engaging a more diverse talent base in the performing arts.
“When the RSC was first founded by Peter Hall, he had a vision that it wouldbecome ‘a teaching and research institution’.
From his vision we are committed to being a teaching theatre, and we have now been awarded Independent Research Organisation (IRO) status by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). We are the first performing arts organisation to receive the award.
Our new IRO status will allow us to broaden our research capacity and develop our role as a national centre for Shakespeare and performance, teaching, training, learning and research.”